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50+ Useful Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows (PDF)

Keyboard shortcuts can be incredibly useful and time-saving tools while browsing the web. If you are a Google Chrome user, you can quickly access and control various features and navigate websites more efficiently using keyboard shortcuts. Once you’re familiar with the Google Chrome shortcuts, you’ll be able to move around the browser quicker and with fewer keystrokes, leading to a more pleasant browsing experience. This article will provide a cheat sheet of Google Chrome keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Linux and how they can help you work faster with the browser.

Get ready to navigate through Chrome faster than ever before and save time and energy while browsing the web. If you are a Mac user, you can simply replace the Ctrl key with the Command () key (where applicable) to make the Chrome keyboard shortcuts work for you. We have a list of over 300 keyboard shortcuts for macOS that you must check out as well.

List of Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

If you use the keyboard shortcuts while using Chrome, they can prove to be incredibly helpful in increasing productivity when browsing the internet. Without any ado, let’s check out the Google Chrome shortcuts for Windows and Linux computers. Most of the keyboard shortcuts listed below work on Chrome, Edge Chromium, and Firefox browsers as well. If you use extensions, do not forget to read our tutorial about a very easy way to assign keyboard shortcuts to Google Chrome extensions.

Window and Tab Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Alt + Home: Open Chrome’s home page in the current tab.
  2. Alt + Left or Right arrow: Open the previous or next page from your browsing history in the current tab.
  3. Alt + Space + N: Minimize the current browser window.
  4. Alt + Space + X: Maximize the current browser window.
  5. Alt + F + X: Close Chrome browser.
  6. Ctrl + a number key: This is the Google Chrome shortcut for switching tabs. This trick works only if the open tabs are in single digits i.e. 1 to 9. If you always end up with too many open tabs, you must try the OneTab extension to manage tabs in Google Chrome.
    • Ctrl + 1: Switch to the 1st tab on the left.
    • Ctrl + 2: Switch to the 2nd tab.
    • Ctrl + 3: Switch to the 3rd tab.
    • Ctrl + 4: Switch to the 4th tab.
    • Ctrl + 5: Switch to the 5th tab.
    • Ctrl + 6: Switch to the 6th tab.
    • Ctrl + 7: Switch to the 7th tab.
    • Ctrl + 8: Switch to the 8th tab.
    • Ctrl + 9: Switch to the last tab on the right.
  7. Ctrl + N: Open a new window.
  8. Ctrl + Shift + PgUp: Move the current tab to right.
  9. Ctrl + Shift + PgDn: Move the current tab to left.
  10. Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp: Switch to the previous open tab.
  11. Ctrl + Shift + N: Open a new window in Incognito mode. Also, see how you can disable the incognito mode in Google Chrome.
  12. Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopen a recently closed tab. Keep using the key combination to open multiple tabs in the same order they were closed.
  13. Ctrl + Shift + W or Alt + F4: Close the current window.
  14. Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn: Switch to the next tab.
  15. Ctrl + T: This is the keyboard shortcut to open a new tab in Chrome. Do not forget to check out the quick tips to customize the new tab page in Google Chrome.
  16. Ctrl + W or Ctrl + F4: Use any of these keyboard shortcuts to close a tab in Chrome.
  17. Ctrl + Click a link: Open a link in a new background tab.
  18. Shift + Click a link: Open a link in a new browser window.
  19. Drag a tab into an open window: Move a tab to a current window.
  20. Drag a tab out of the tab strip: Open a tab in a new window.
  21. Drag a link to the tab strip: Open the link in a new tab.

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Browser Function Shortcuts

  1. Alt + E or Alt + F: Open the Chrome menu.
  2. Alt + Shift + A: When in editor mode, use this Chrome keyboard shortcut to add a link or type to search.
  3. Alt + Shift + I: Open the feedback form to report an issue to Google.
  4. Ctrl + F or F3: Open a Find box to locate a specific character, word, or phrase in a document or web page.
  5. Ctrl + Shift + G: Go to the next match to your Find Bar search.
  6. Ctrl + G: Go to the next match in the Find Bar search results.
  7. Ctrl + H: Open the Chrome browsing history page.
  8. Ctrl + J: Open the Downloads page.
  9. Ctrl + Shift + B: Show the Bookmarks bar. You can repeat this key combination to hide it again.
  10. Ctrl + Shift + Delete: Open the Clear Browsing Data options in Chrome. You can also use the Chrome flag chrome://settings/clearBrowserData to access the browsing data options directly. You should also read our detailed guide about clearing the cache and browsing data in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera web browsers.
  11. Ctrl + Shift + I or Ctrl + Shift + J or F12: Open the Developer Tools available in the web browser. Besides accessing various geeky things using this shortcut, you can get the option to throttle the network speed in Google Chrome.
  12. Ctrl + Shift + M: Log in as a different user or browse with a Guest profile.
  13. Ctrl + Shift + O: Open the Bookmarks Manager.
  14. F1: Open the Google Chrome Help page in a new tab.
  15. Shift + Esc: Open the Chrome Task Manager to manage open tabs.

Since there’s no keyboard shortcut that opens the browser settings page, you can type the following Google Chrome flag in the address bar to directly go to Chrome’s settings.

chrome://settings/

Webpage Shortcuts

  1. Alt + Home: Open the browser Home page in the current tab.
  2. Click on the site logo: Go to the home page of the website.
  3. Ctrl + A + Delete: This is a Google search keyboard shortcut that you can use to refine your search queries. It’s easier to use than scrolling back up to the search bar, clicking it, and editing your search query to launch a new search.
  4. Ctrl + Shift + D: Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder.
  5. Ctrl + D: Save the current webpage as a bookmark.
  6. Ctrl + O: Use this Google Chrome shortcut and select a file from your computer to open it in Google Chrome.
  7. Ctrl + P: Show the options to print the current webpage. You can use it to save a webpage as PDF.
  8. Ctrl + R or F5: Reload the current page. You can use Ctrl + Shift + R or Shift + F5 to reload the current page without loading the cached content.
  9. Ctrl + F5: Force the browser to retrieve the webpage from the server instead of loading it from the cache.
  10. Ctrl + S: Save the current webpage to your computer as an HTML file.
  11. Ctrl + U: Display the source code of a webpage.
  12. Ctrl and ‘+’ or ‘-‘: Make everything on a webpage bigger or smaller. Alternatively, you can also use Ctrl + mouse wheel scroll up or down to zoom in or zoom out a webpage.
  13. Esc: Stop a web page from loading.
  14. F11: Turn full-screen mode in Chrome on or off.
  15. PgDn or Space: Scroll down a webpage, a screen at a time.
  16. PgUp or Shift + Space: Scroll up a webpage, a screen at a time.
  17. Tab: Navigate through clickable items on a web page. You can use Shift + Tab to browse clickable items moving backward.
  18. Drag the web address to the Bookmarks Bar: Bookmark a webpage.

Google Search Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Alt + D or Ctrl + L or F6: Go to the address bar of the current tab and highlight everything there- it’s an easier and faster way to clear the address bar and perform a new search.
  2. Ctrl + A + Delete: This is a Google search keyboard shortcut that you can use to refine your search queries. It’s easier to use than scrolling back up to the search bar, clicking it, and editing your search query to launch a new search.
  3. Ctrl + E or Ctrl + K: Use this shortcut whenever you want to go looking for something on the web. It will clear the address bar so that you can kick off your search immediately.
  4. Down arrow + Shift + Delete: Remove search query predictions from the address bar.
  5. Search engine name + Tab: Search using a search engine of your choice.
  6. Type a search query + Alt + Enter: Search for something in a new Chrome tab.
  7. Type a search query + Enter: Do a search with your default search engine.
  8. Type a site name + Ctrl + Enter: Add www. and .com to a website name, and open it. To open a website in a new window, use Ctrl + Shift + Enter after typing the site name.

You can install the Google Search Keyboard Shortcuts extension from the Chrome web store to increase your productivity while using Google Chrome.

Note: Download the complete list of Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts PDF for future reference. Being a Windows user, you can save time and be more productive and efficient by using these 250 keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 and 11.

So, the above-mentioned are some of the most useful Google Chrome shortcuts. If you know some other awesome ones, do share them with us in the comment section.